Adjective "Subtle" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Subtle


    Definition:

    1. thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor.

    2. fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand: subtle irony.

    3. delicate or faint and mysterious: a subtle smile.

    4. requiring mental acuteness, penetration, or discernment: a subtle philosophy.

    5. characterized by mental acuteness or penetration: a subtle understanding.

    6. cunning, wily, or crafty: a subtle liar.

    7. insidious in operation: subtle poison.

    Examples:

    "differences can be subtle as things."

    "problems can be subtle in testings."

    "people can be subtle for people."

    "people can be subtle at things."

    "people can be subtle as trucks."

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